Hafiz on desire

mjc-I will not deny what I desire

I will not deny what I desire.
My lips want your lips,
not a substitute.

– Hafiz (Hafez)

Me: Oh, fuck, yes!

You: He’s talking about Allah, God, the Divine, you know, you heathen whore.

Me: He. Is. Not.

You: He is.

I don’t care. I wrap myself in the words, drown myself in them. Oh, fuck. I think I just touched the Divine. What a nasty trick to play on an atheist, Sufi mystic.



About mjanecolette

Writer. Reader. Angster. Reformed Bohemian (not). Author of the erotic romance Tell Me, the erotic tragedy (with a happy ending) Consequences (of defensive adultery), and the rom-com (she's versatile) Cherry Pie Cure, as well as the non-fiction collection of essays Rough Draft Confessions: not a guide to writing and selling erotica and romance but full of inside inside anyway. Coming in 2018: Text Me, Cupid, a steamy romance in four episodes. Current WiPs: Queer Christmas in Cowtown, Jewel of the Not-So-Spectacular Boobs, All In the Cards, and Un-Valentine. Yes, working on four projects simultaneously is a spectacularly bad idea.


  1. belowaveragewriter

    I love hafiz!

  2. belowaveragewriter

    When your eyes have found the strength
    To constantly speak to the world
    All that is most dear
    To your own
    When your hands, feet and tongue
    Can perform in that rare unison
    That comforts this longing earth
    With the knowledge
    Your soul,
    Your soul has been groomed
    In His city of love;
    And when you can make others laugh
    With jokes
    That belittle no one
    And your words always unite,
    Does vote for you.
    Hafiz will vote for you to be
    The minister of every country in
    This universe.
    Hafiz does vote for you my dear.
    I vote for you
    To be


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